Educating Rita

Want to watch something fascinating this month? Then Liverpool is the right place to visit.

Come along and watch the revival of Willy Russell’s classic play Educating Rita to be staged in Liverpool, in its spiritual home, 35 years after it opened at the Donmar Warehouse in London.

Educating Rita, about a working class hairdresser determined to better herself by studying literature, was adapted into a film starring Julie Walters and Michael Caine.

One of the finest actresses of her generation, Leanne Best, returns to the stage where she made her debut to play the indomitable Rita.

Con O’Neill, who plays tutor Frank, has a long association with Willy Russell, including his Olivier Award-winning performance in Blood Brothers. Now two of Liverpool’s greatest actors join forces.

The play will be at Liverpool’s Playhouse as the centrepiece of a spring 2015 season announced on Tuesday by the city’s Everyman & Playhouse theatres.

The programme will also include Shakespeare, Arthur Miller and the first stage adaptation of Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1994 big-business comedy The Hudsucker Proxy.

The play, details of which were announced earlier this year, will get its world premiere at Southampton’s Nuffield theatre in May before opening at the Playhouse in June.

A quote from The Sunday Times states “Simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious: a hilarious social documentary; a fairy tale with a quizzical, half-happy ending.”

Information/Guide Prices

Date: (06/02/2015 - 07/03/2015)

Location: Liverpool Playhouse, Williamson Square, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1EL

Contact: 0151 7094776

Price: Tickets from £12 to £25

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